BANGALORE: A man sleeping on the footpath lost his leg, when a car driven by one of the owners of city-based restaurant, Hotel Empire, recklessly went on the footpath of Kamaraj Road on Friday. Selvaraj, 48, a mason, was injured.
According to the police, Abdul Haq, one of the owners of Hotel Empire, was heading to his home near Coles Road in his Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV. While he was passing near Kamaraj Road, he lost control over the vehicle and rammed into a house. Meanwhile, the car ran over the leg of Selvaraj, who was sleeping on the footpath. A portion of the house was also damaged in the incident.
“Selvaraj was admitted to hospital and his right leg has been amputated knee down in operation. Haq has also sustained minor injuries in the accident. However, it is clear that he was not under influence of alcohol and his vehicle has been seized following the incident. He has also agreed to bear the medical expenses of Selvaraj,” police said.